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					                                         SEATING

             OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS

        Model BARI 385 Commode Shower Chair




                             Broda Seating
      560 Bingemans Centre Drive Kitchener, ON Canada N2B 3X9
     Phone Toll Free: Can/US 1-(800) 668-0637 Fax: (519) 746-8616
                        www.brodaseating.com
                    E-mail: sales@brodaseating.com



Last Revised: May, 2007
CONTENTS

Foreward                                                             3
General Instructions                                                 4

SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
1.0   SAFETY REQUIREMENTS                                            5
1.1   Before First Use                                               5
1.2  Applications                                                    5
1.3  Legal Restrictions                                              5
1.4  Position of Chair "Danger of Falling"                           6
1.5  Position of Seat Tilt "Danger of Tipping"                       6
1.6  Location of Chair "Danger of Tipping or Falling Objects"        6
1.7  Total Lock Wheel Brakes "Danger of Falling"                     6
1.8  Re-positioning of Patient "Danger of Clamping"                  7
1.9  Unintended Movement "Danger of Falling or Collision             7
1.10 Improper Restraint Use "Risk of Serious Injury"                 7
1.11 Improper Use                                                    7
1.12 Cleaning                                                        8
1.13 Preventative Maintenance                                        8
1.14 Patient Specific Instructions                                   8

2.0 DEFINITIONS AND SHIPPING INSTRUCTIONS
2.1   Definitions                                                    8
2.2   Shipping and Storage Instructions                              9

3.0 CAREGIVER MANAGEMENT                                             10
4.0 LABELS                                                           11
5.0 CHAIR SPECIFICATIONS                                             13

6.0 OPERATION AND MOVEMENT
6.1   Seat Height Adjustment                                         14
6.2   Seat Depth Adjustment                                          15
6.3   Seat Tilt Lifting Capacity Adjustment                          16
6.4   Seat Tilt Angle Adjustment                                     18
6.5   Backrest Recline Adjustment Angle                              19
6.6   Legrest Elevation Adjustment                                   20
6.7   Legrest Length Adjustment                                      21
6.8   Armrest Width and Fore-Aft Position Adjustment                 22
6.9   Armrest Installation and Removal                               24
6.10 Seat Pad Installation and Removal                               25
6.11 Bed Pan Installation                                            26
6.12 Bed Pan Removal                                                 27
6.13 Middle Wheel Brake Lock Engagement and Disengagement            28
6.14 Hand Activated Emergency Middle Wheel Brake Usage               29
6.15 Middle Wheel Brake Adjustment                                   31
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Foreword

Congratulations on your purchase of a BRODA chair and thank you for your confidence
in our company and our products.

BRODA Seating has assumed a leadership position in providing the optimum in re-
positioning functions and mobility for residents of long term care institutions. BRODA
chairs do not look like traditional chairs and offer unique advantages found only with a
BRODA. We are sure that after learning about BRODA, you will be convinced that your
residents’ quality of life will be greatly enhanced in BRODA chairs.

BRODA’s products were designed to be recommended by Professional Caregivers for
residents who require long term care as well as patients in a hospital or acute care setting.
The maximum benefit to the patient using this chair will be achieved with the advice and
assistance of their Caregivers.

This manual will assist you in making the best use of the functional capabilities of the
BRODA chair and ensure that you will quickly become familiar with its use.

If you have any questions regarding the safe and effective operation of the BARI 385 or
accessories after reading this manual, immediately contact our Head Office Customer
Service personnel for further assistance.

Head Office:
BRODA Seating
560 Bingemans Centre Drive
Kitchener, Ontario Canada
N2B 3X9

Phone:         (519) 746-8080 Toll Free US/Can: 1 (800) 668-0637
Fax:           (519) 746-8616
E-Mail:        sales@brodaseating.com
Website:       www.brodaseating.com




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General Instructions

The instructions contained herein provide guidance on the safe and correct operation of a
BRODA chair. Safety measures as described in Section 1 must be observed when
operating the chair’s functions or moving the chair. Only authorized caregivers should
operate or move a chair.

Every person that is involved with the operation and maintenance of the BRODA chair,
including the patient’s family members, must read this instruction manual prior to
moving or operating the functions of this chair. A copy of this instruction manual must
always be available to these people. No person, including the patient’s family members,
who is unfamiliar with or is unwilling or unable to adhere to the safety and operating
instructions contained herein, should be permitted to operate or move the chair.

A BRODA chair is designed for use within a Nursing Home, Hospital, Acute Care, or
Long Term Care facility where the potential users benefit from the assistance and care of
professional caregivers.

The safety and operating instructions that are included in this manual are very important
to the safe and effective operation of the BRODA chair. The patient specific instructions
attached to Section 7, as determined by the patient’s professional caregiver responsible
for their seating, from a part of the safety requirements detailed in Section 1 must be
followed at all times.

BRODA accepts no liability whatsoever for damage or disruptions caused by operating
errors, failure to provide proper maintenance, or the disregard of the instructions
contained in this manual, including the patient specific instructions.

BRODA reserves the right to make changes to the specifications of the dimensions,
functions, and components of its products. Any textual or diagrammatic representations
provided are not necessarily exactly the same as the delivered products and are not
required to obtain spare parts.

Each BRODA chair is provided with a unique, identifying serial number. This serial
number should be maintained on the chair and with your equipment records for future
reference to obtain spare parts or additional copies of the operating instructions.




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1.0      SAFETY REQUIREMENTS

This section must be read by all operators of the BRODA chair before they attempt to use the product. It is
the caregiver’s primary responsibility to ensure that only people who are familiar with the information
contained in this manual are authorized to operate or move the chair.

       1.1      Before First Use

BRODA chairs are provided fully assembled and ready to use after purchaser inspection, functional testing,
and training requirements have been met. If the chair does not appear to be in ready to use condition upon
receipt, immediately contact your supplier and do not put the chair into service until after your concerns
have been resolved.

The chair must be visually inspected for damage, missing parts, and loose fittings (fasteners) prior to first
use or testing the chair’s functions. Functional testing must be successfully completed after visual
inspection and before first use. These obligations apply both to the first use of the chair and to all
subsequent uses. (As described in Section 5, Inspection and Functional Testing)
An in-service on the operation and safety issues, as described in this manual, must be given to the patient’s
caregivers prior to its first use. (As described in Section 3, Caregiver Management)

This manual must be read thoroughly by new caregivers, prior to the first time a new caregiver
operates or moves the chair and after the chair has been put into service.

A patient’s family member, who shares some of the responsibility for a patient’s care, may be considered as
a caregiver after they have read this manual, received instruction on the chair’s safe use by a professional
caregiver, and a caregiver directly responsible for the patient’s care has given their approval.


       1.2      Application

BRODA chairs are intended for patients of long term care institutions who are under the care of
professional caregivers. The Bari 385 is intended to assist Bariatric patients (weighing up to 800 lbs)
with shower and commode needs. The suitability and application of a BRODA chair is to be determined
by a professional caregiver who is familiar with the needs and abilities of the patient using the chair. Any
other use of the chair is excluded from possible liability claims.

The chairs are not explosion resistant and may only be used where there are no inflammable gases or
liquids present such as anesthetics or petroleum based cleaners.

BRODA chairs are designed for use with specific BRODA accessories and spare parts. Any use of non-
BRODA spare parts or accessories with a BRODA chair is excluded from possible liability claims. Any use
of BRODA spare parts or accessories on a non-BRODA product is excluded from possible liability claims.

       1.3      Legal Restrictions

BRODA chairs may only be used as described in this manual and with proper regard for recognized health
care and work place safety and accident prevention practices. BRODA chairs may not be operated or used
with non-BRODA spare parts or accessories, which could endanger patients, staff, or other third parties.
The chair may only be moved or operated by caregivers or family members who can guarantee its correct
operation because they have read and fully understood this manual and the safety issues discussed herein.




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1.4                Position of Chair
                   “Danger of Falling”

Immediately after a patient is transferred into a chair, we recommend that the chair’s seat be tilted
sufficiently to prevent the patient from sliding or falling forward off the chair. The amount of seat tilt used
should be determined by the patient’s caregiver who is responsible for seating.
We recommend that the patient’s feet be correctly positioned on the footrests to prevent the patient from
sliding or falling forward off the chair. The amount of footrest elevation used should be determined by the
patient’s caregiver who is responsible for seating. The patient should be properly guarded at all times to
prevent falling.

       1.5 Position of Seat Tilt
                 “Danger of Tipping”
We recommend that the chair’s seat be tilted sufficiently to centralize the patient’s line of gravity in order
to prevent the patient from tipping the chair forward or backward or from slumping and sliding in the chair.
The amount of seat tilt used should be determined by the patient’s caregiver who is responsible for seating.
See Seat Tilt instructions for specifics on cylinder configurations for safe operation of the tilt function.


              1.6 Location of Chair
                  “Danger of Tipping or Falling Objects”
We recommend that when a patient has been moved to their destination, the chair is located so the patient
cannot reach handrails or other objects, fixed or moveable. This is to prevent the patient from pulling the
chair over or pulling themselves off the seating surface and to prevent the patient from pulling moveable
objects onto the chair and themselves.

We recommend that the chair be used in a supervised area to prevent untrained patients, caregivers, or third
parties from unauthorized operation, movement, or unsafe actions such as sitting or leaning on the reclined
back, elevated footrest, or the armrests. These actions, if not prevented, put the chair at risk of tipping or
damage to the chair.
CAUTON: The BARI 385 should only be located and operated on a flat level surface to minimize the
risk of tipping over.

              1.7 Total Lock Wheel Brakes
                  “Danger of Falling”
The special casters found on the BRODA chair have total lock brakes which prevent the wheels from
turning and swivelling. The brakes must always be applied when:
         1)       the chair is not in use or unattended
         2)       a patient is being transferred (moved) into or out of the chair;
         3)       the chair is not being moved by a caregiver.
         4)       the chair is on an uneven surface where it can roll.
         5)       (prior) to tilting or reclining

It is important to note that if the wheel locks are applied while the patient is in the chair, that the caregiver
does not leave the patient unattended, especially those patients who have the capability or tendency to
move the chair and/or those who may be agitated. This could cause harm to the patient if they attempt to
move the chair while the wheel locks are applied.

Failure to follow these instructions will unnecessarily increase the risk of serious falls by patients,
caregivers, or third parties caused by the chair unintentionally moving.

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              1.8 Re-Positioning of Patient
                  “Danger of Clamping”

The BRODA Bari 385 offers the benefits of seat tilt, back recline, legrest/footrest elevation, and moveable
arms. During the movement of any of these functions, the following safety measures must be observed:

         1)       The patient’s arms must be positioned inside the chair frame with their hands on their
                  body.
         2)       The patient’s feet must be correctly positioned on the footrests.
         3)       The four caster brakes have been applied.
         4)       Only one chair function is operated at a time.
         5)       The rear wheels are in the trailing position, behind the chair frame
         6)       The patient’s and caregiver’s body are clear of all pinch points

Failure to follow these safety measures can put the patient's or caregiver’s limbs at risk of injury. Patients
who may be unaware of their body position or unable to maintain a safe body position are at the most risk
of the danger from clamping and caregivers should be more cautious with these patients. An additional
caregiver may be required to ensure the safety of these patients during these operations.

Caregivers must use proper body mechanics while manipulating the occupant in the chair and while
operating the chair.

              1.9 Unintended Movement
                  “Danger of Falling or Collision”

We recommend BRODA chairs for indoor use within a long term care institution, hospital or acute care
facility, and where there is not enough slope to cause the chairs to move unaided. Chairs used where the
surface is uneven or sloped are at risk of unintended movement and could become a serious danger to the
patient, caregiver(s), or a third party. We recommend that BRODA chairs are located away from stairwells,
elevators, exterior doorways or any other area that could potentially cause harm to the patient, caregiver ofr
third party.

         1.10     Improper Restraint Use
                  “Risk of Serious Injury”

We recommend that alternatives to physical restraints be used with patients while seated in the chair except
under the specific instructions of the resident’s primary caregiver and with permission of the patient’s
family or guardian. Physical restraints have been identified as a common cause of serious injury to patients
while they are seated. We recommend that the primary caregiver responsible for seating first considers the
re-positioning options available in the chair to reduce the risks of sliding, falling, or self injury.

         1.11     Improper Use

The improper use of the chair can be dangerous to the patient, caregivers, or third parties through:

         1)       Unauthorized operation of the chair’s functions.
         2)       Unauthorized movement of the chair.
         3)       Inappropriate use of the chair for a patient who has not been assessed by the caregiver
                  responsible for their seating.
         4)       Attempted simultaneous operation of multiple chair functions by one or more caregivers.
         5)       Attempting to move the chair with the brake(s) applied.
         6)       Leaving the patient unattended in the chair near other objects.
         7)       Leaving a patient in an unsupervised area.
         8)       Leaving a patient in a chair on a sloping surface.
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         9)       Leaving a chair unattended on a sloping surface.
         10)      Using non-BRODA accessories on the chair.
         11)      Using the BRODA chair at temperatures below 0 Celsius (32 Fahrenheit)
         12)      Using improper body mechanics while operating the chair
         13)      Using improper positioning techniques on the patient in the chair


         1.12     Cleaning
We recommend the chair be wiped clean with soap and water. A dilute household strength ammonia,
chlorine based cleaner or hospital grade cleaner may be used if necessary. BRODA chairs should not be
cleaned with petroleum based cleaners and any petroleum based products that come in contact with any
vinyl surface should be removed as quickly as possible. Petroleum based products make vinyl brittle and
will damage the seating surface and cushions. Metal parts and cushions should be wiped dry after cleaning.
Solvents such as those found in spray lubricants should not be used on Broda chairs as they can damage
moving parts.

Touch up paint is available for the power coated frame. Please call Broda’s Customer Service Department
if touch up paint is required.


         1.13     Preventative Maintenance

The maintenance on a BRODA chair will vary with the amount of use and the condition of the resident
using the chair. We recommend regular visual inspection for signs of wear, damage, loose or missing
fittings, and other safety concerns. Also, periodic testing of the chairs functions is appropriate. If a
breakage, defect, or operational problem is detected, the chair must be repaired, inspected and tested for
function before it is returned to service. The chair should be inspected and tested as often as each use.

Do not use any lubricants that contain solvents. Solvents will damage many of the moving components in
the chair. If necessary a white, food grade grease (lubricant) may be used on the sliding components in the
chair. Do not use spray lubricants as they contain solvents.

         1.14     Patient Specific Instructions

The professional caregiver responsible for the patient’s seating shall add such additional instructions as are
necessary for the safety and comfort of the patients using the chair based on their professional experience
and knowledge of the patient’s specific conditions and requirements. These instructions form a part of the
Safety Requirements for using the chair with that resident and must be made available to all caregivers.
(see Section 7)

2.0 DEFINITIONS and TECHNICAL INFORMATION

               2.1 Definitions
“BRODA” means Broda Enterprises Inc. doing business as Broda Seating. BRODA “chair” refers to
model Bari 385 Commode Shower Chair.
“Long Term Care Institution” refers to a Nursing Home, Hospital, or other Health Care facility that
provides health and personal care to its residents on a long term basis.
“Patient” refers to an individual living in a Long Term Care Institution, Hospital, Acute Care facility or
other Health Care facility under the care of Professional Caregivers.




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“Professional Caregiver” refers to the Doctors, Nurses, Therapists, Nurses Aids, Health Care Aids, and
other Specialists who work in a Long Term Care Institution, Hospital, Acute Care facility or other Health
Care facility and provide health and personal care to its patients.

“Caregiver” refers to any person in a Long Term Care Institution, Hospital, Acute Care facility or other
Health Care facility who is appropriately trained to provide care or services to the patient or the chair used
by the patient and may include the patient’s family members or guardian.

“Seat Tilt” refers to changing the angle of the chair’s seat with respect to the chair frame (or ground)
without changing the angle between the back and the seat.

“Back Recline” refers to changing the angle between the chair’s back and the chair’s seat.

“Footrest Elevation” (and Legrest elevation) refers to changing the angle between the chair’s footrest (and
legrest) and the chair’s seat.

“Transfer(s)” refers to the movement of a patient into or out of a chair with the assistance of their
caregiver(s).

“Mechanical Transfer(s)” refers to the movement of a resident into or out of a chair with the assistance of
their caregiver(s) using a patient lift or other assistive device that bears the weight of the resident.

“Safety Requirements” are the important information contained in Section 1 which must be followed to
ensure the safe operation of the chair for the resident, caregivers, and third parties.


         2.2      Shipping and Storage Specifications

BRODA chairs should be shipped and stored in an upright condition and not stacked higher than 3 boxes.
No other materials should be shipped or stored on top of a BRODA box. BRODA boxes should not be
placed on pallets

BRODA chairs should be shipped and stored at temperatures between minus 20 degrees Celsius and plus
40 degrees Celsius. BRODA chairs should not be used until they are between 0 degrees Celsius and 30
degrees Celsius. BRODA chairs should be kept in a clean, dry environment.

Upon receipt, we recommend that the shipping carton be immediately examined for damage. Any damage
should be noted on the delivery receipt and a request for inspection by the transportation company should
be made. The shipping carton should be opened immediately and the chair examined for concealed
shipping damage. If the chair appears to be damaged, a concealed bad order report should be immediately
filed with the transportation company.




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3.0 CAREGIVER MANAGEMENT

BRODA Seating’s unique and innovative chairs provide the optimum in re-positioning
functions and mobility. However, BRODA’s products were designed to be
recommended by professional caregivers. The maximum benefit to the patient using this
chair will be achieved with the advice and assistance of their caregivers.

The professional caregiver responsible for the patients’ seating will add any additional
patient specific instructions required for the safe and correct operation of the chair with a
specific patient to Section 7 at the end of this manual. These additional patient specific
instructions shall be considered as important additions to the Safety Requirements in
Section 1.

At the customer’s request, the initial basic training of the patient’s caregiver(s) in the
operation of the chair will be provided by the local BRODA representative who supplies
the chair. The caregiver(s) must adhere to the Safety Requirements at all times to ensure
the safety of the patient, caregivers, and third parties.

The customer will maintain a list of caregivers who have read this manual and are
authorized by them to operate and move the chair.

BRODA assumes no liability for damage, injury or accidents caused by careless,
negligent, incorrect, or unauthorized operation or movement of its chairs.




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                    4.0          LABELS

   BRODA uses certain labels to assist caregivers with identifying items that permit the operation of
   the chair’s functions as well as identifying specific safety instructions to the user.


   Recline Label (Blue)                                                                     Tilt Label (Tan)

         BACK RECLINE                                                                              SEAT TILT
              SQUEEZE HANDLE                                                                      SQUEEZE HANDLE



  Manufacturer’s Label (White)                                                                           Serial Number Label (Grey)

                                                                                                                            SEATING
                                                                                                           1-800-668-0637

                                                                                                           PRODUCT #
   MADE IN CANADA / FABRIQUE AU CANADA                                                                     SERIAL #
                                                                                                           MADE IN CANADA
   385 Phillip St., Waterloo, ON. Canada, N2L 5R8
   PHONE 1 – 519 746-8080 FAX 1-519-746-8616
                                                                                                                Emergency Brake (Hand and
                                                                                                                  Foot Actuated) (Grey)
 Cylinder Configuration Matrix (White)
                  CYL MNT POSITION   OUTSIDE (L)   INSIDE (L)   INSIDE (R)    OUTSIDE (R)
                       CYL CONFIG      SLAVE       MASTER        MASTER         SLAVE
      LIFT (KG)         LIFT (LBS)    CYL F (N)    CYL F (N)     CYL F (N)     CYL F (N)
         61                135         NONE           300          300           NONE
        123                270         NONE           600          600           NONE
        184                405          300           600          600            300
        245                540          600           600          600            600
        286                630          600           800          800            600
        327                720          800           800          800            800
    • LIFTING CAPACITIES ARE APPROXIMATE                                                                            Patent Label for
    • ACTUAL OCCUPANT BODY WEIGHT DISTRIBUTION WILL DETERMINE FINAL CYLINDER SELECTION
    • INFORMATION IS FOR REFERENCE PURPOSES ONLY AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE                         Emergency Brake (White)

                                                                                                                            PATENT
                                                                                                                            PENDING

Weight Capacity Warning Label (White)
                                                                                                Legrest Adjustment Label (White)

  Maximum Weight Capacity                                                                        TO ADJUST LEGREST LENGTH:
      800 lbs (363 kg)
                                                                                                  Squeeze pins behind legrest and
                                                                                                      adjust to desired length



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   Arm Width Adjustment Label (White)
                                                            Operating Label (White)
        TO ADJUST
        ARM WIDTH:
                                                              READ MANUAL THOROUGHLY
        Loosen hand                                            BEFORE OPERATING CHAIR
          wheels

      Press buttons while
         rotating arm to
        desired position



                                                           Cylinder Configuration Caution Label (Red)
 Operating Caution Label (Red)

                                                             CAUTION: Chair tilts and reclines when
       CAUTION: This chair is                                 handles are activated. Setting cylinder
     designed for operation on flat                          configuration is critical for safe tilting and
          level surfaces only                                  reclining. SEE CYLINDER MATRIX



 Cylinder Configuration Caution Label (Red)                   Warning Lable for Cylinder Configuration Card

  CAUTION: Always confirm cylinder configuration is                      DO NOT
     appropriate for occupant’s size prior to use                        REMOVE



Safety Label (White)            Safety Label (Yellow)                         Safety Label (Yellow)

  Always keep                   Lock all wheels prior to tilting or             Lock all wheels prior to leaving
   occupants’                            reclining chair                             the chair unattended
    center of
     gravity
   within/over
   the chair’s
  wheel base


                                                      Emergency Brake Label (White)
Safety Label (White)

                                                                Emergency
   Use proper body mechanics                                   brake will stop
  while manipulating occupant in                               chair abruptly
  chair and while operating chair




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5.0       Chair Specifications
Feature                     Max      Min      Inc    Comments

Seat Height                  23”      21”      2”    Configurable in-field
Seat Width                   27”      N/A     N/A    Padded seat width
Effective Seat Width         33”      27”      ∞     Distance between armrests
Seat Depth                   23”      21”      2”    Configurable in-field
Effective Seat Depth         27”      25”     N/A    Including lower backrest concavity
Seat-Ground Angle            +8º      -14º     ∞     + = Anterior, - = Posterior
Seat Padding                 N/A      N/A     N/A    Molded self-sealing urethane foam
Seat Feature (1)             N/A      N/A     N/A    Open front commode seat hole
Seat Feature (2)             N/A      N/A     N/A    Commode Bed Pan Basket

Backrest Height              26”      N/A     N/A
Backrest Width               26”      N/A     N/A
Backrest-Seat Angle          +2º      -65º     ∞     + = Anterior, - = Posterior

Footrest-Seat Distance      20.5”     14”     1.5”
Footrest Length              10”      N/A     N/A
Footrest Width               25”      N/A     N/A
Legrest-Seat Angle          110º      17º      ∞

Armrest-Seat Height           8”      N/A     N/A
Armrest Length               14”      N/A     N/A
Armrest Width                 3”      N/A     N/A
Armrest Padding              N/A      N/A     N/A    Molded self-sealing urethane foam
Armrest Feature (1)          N/A      N/A     N/A    Fully removable
Armrest Feature (2)          N/A      N/A     N/A    Adjustable armrests distance (indexed)
Armrest Feature (3)          N/A      N/A     N/A    Armrests tilt with seat

Wheel Configuration          N/A      N/A     N/A    4 locking casters, 2 fixed wheels
Wheel Diameter                8”       5”     N/A    5” locking casters, 8” fixed wheels
Min Turn Radius              N/A      28”     N/A

Frame Feature (1)           N/A       N/A     N/A    Drainage, no significant water accumulation
Frame Feature (2)           N/A       N/A     N/A    Stainless steel welded construction
Frame Feature (3)           N/A       N/A     N/A    No rusting fasteners or components
Min Ground Clearance        7.75”     2.5”    N/A    Typically 7.75”

Overall Height              52.5”    28.5”    N/A    Typically 48” or 46” in normal seating position
Overall Width                39”      33”     N/A    Typically 33” with armrests retracted
Overall Length               73”      31”     N/A    Typically 46” in normal seating position
Overall Weight              107lbs   N/A      N/A    Without Accessories

Weight Capacity             800lbs   150lbs   N/A    Determined by cylinder lift capacity and testing
ANSI/BIFMA Testing           N/A      N/A     N/A    Meets adapted testing standards




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6.1    Seat Height Adjustment
The seat height of the BARI 385 may be set at either 23” or 21”. To perform this
adjustment the bolts at the following locations must be manipulated:
    • Seat Pivot Point (Left/Right)
    • Seat Tilt Cylinder Lower Attachment Point (Left/Right)
    • Leg Rest Cylinder Lower Attachment Point (Left/Right)

At each of the above locations there are two holes provided. The upper holes are intended
for the 23” Seat Height and the lower holes are intended for the 21” Seat Height. All the
components must be attached to the correct hole corresponding to the seat height in order
for the chair to function safely and effectively.

Prior to removing any bolts, please make note of the bolt orientation and the spacers used
and reinstall them with the same orientation and spacers. The bolts have been installed at
the factory in a specific manner to maximize strength and to ensure the smooth operation
of the chair.




                                                 Seat Pivot Point
               Leg Rest Cylinder
             Lower Attachment Point      Seat Tilt Cylinder Lower
                                            Attachment Point




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6.2    Seat Depth Adjustment
The seat depth of the BARI 385 may be set at either 23” or 21”. To perform this
adjustment the bolts at the following locations must be manipulated:
    • Backrest Pivot Point (Left/Right)
    • Backrest Recline Cylinder Lower Attachment Point (Left/Right)

At each of the above locations there are two holes provided. The forward holes are
intended for the 21” Seat Depth and the rearward holes are intended for the 23” Seat
Depth. All the components must be attached to the correct hole corresponding to the seat
depth in order for the chair to function safely and effectively.

Prior to removing any bolts, please make note of the bolt orientation and the spacers used
and reinstall them with the same orientation and spacers. The bolts have been installed at
the factory in a specific manner to maximize strength and to ensure the smooth operation
of the chair.




                        Backrest Pivot Point


                                   Backrest Recline Cylinder
                                   Lower Attachment Point




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6.3     Seat Tilt Lifting Capacity Adjustment
The seat tilt lifting capacity of the BARI 385 may be configured at one of four settings
(see Table/Matrix below), provided the necessary cylinders are available. To perform this
adjustment, the bolts at the following locations must be manipulated:
    • Seat Tilt Cylinder Upper Attachment Point (Left/Right)
    • Seat Tilt Cylinder Lower Attachment Point (Left/Right)

Prior to removing any bolts, please make note of the bolt orientation and the spacers used
and reinstall them with the same orientation and spacers. The bolts have been installed at
the factory in a specific manner to maximize strength and to ensure the smooth operation
of the chair.

                                           Seat Tilt Cylinder Upper
                                              Attachment Point



                                         Left/Right
                                           Inside
                        Left                                    Right
                       Outside                                 Outside




                                                Seat Tilt Cylinder Lower
                                                   Attachment Point




        CYLINDER MOUNTING          LEFT           LEFT           RIGHT       RIGHT
                 POSITIONS       OUTSIDE         INSIDE          INSIDE      OSIDE
                                   LEFT           LEFT            RIGHT      RIGHT
                   CYLINDER
                                  SLAVE          MASTER          MASTER      SLAVE
              CONFIGURATION
                                 CYLINDER       CYLINDER        CYLINDER    CYLINDER
              CYLINDER STYLE       PAB-7           PAB-7           PAB-7      PAB-7

       APPROX       APPROX
       LIFTING      LIFTING      CYLINDER       CYLINDER        CYLINDER    CYLINDER
      CAPACITY     CAPACITY      FORCE (N)      FORCE (N)       FORCE (N)   FORCE (N)
         (KG)        (LBS)
        61             135         NONE               300             300     NONE
        123            270         NONE               600             600     NONE
        184            405          300               600             600      300
        245            540          600               600             600      600
        286            630          600               800             800      600
        327            720          800               800             800      800
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Definitions (Cylinder Table/Matrix):

“Slave” cylinder is the cylinder that does not have an actuator on the end.

“Master” cylinder is the cylinder that has the actuator on the end.

The cylinder force “N” refers to Newtons (lifting force provided by the cylinder)

When changing cylinders make sure, if you are using four cylinders, that the two Slave
cylinders are always on the outside position (see picture on previous page) When
attaching cylinders, insert the bolts from the inside towards the outside.

The cylinders are labeled as 300N, 600N or 800N. (The 800N has the highest force)
Make sure to check the labeling on the cylinder before attaching it to the chair, in
order to ensure the appropriate cylinders are being used for the weight in the chair.

The Cylinder Table/Matrix on the previous page outlines which cylinder configuration
should be used for the amount of weight in the chair, under heading Approx. Lifting
Capacity (Lbs)
Example: For a patient who weighs between 270 lbs – 404 lbs use the configuration of no
outside (Slave) cylinders and use both 600N cylinders (Master cylinders) on the inside.
If the patient is close to the maximum weight that the particular cylinder configuration is
appropriate for, use the guidelines for the next (higher) weight category configuration.

CAUTION: The BARI 385 tilts and reclines when the handles are activated. Setting
the cylinder configuration is critical for safe tilting and reclining

CAUTION: Always confirm the cylinder configuration is appropriate for the
patient’s weight prior to use.




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6.4    Seat Tilt Angle Adjustment
As with many other BRODA products, the Seat Tilt Angle can be increased or decreased
on the BARI 385 by respectively pushing down or pulling up on the backrest cross
member while activating the Seat Tilt Handle Actuator. The BARI 385 has posterior tilt
of 14 degrees and anterior tilt of 18 degrees.

There are, however, several cautionary notes to make regarding the BARI 385 seat tilt.
Since the BARI 385 is intended for use with heavier occupants, the lifting force of the
counterbalancing seat tilt cylinders have been selected appropriately. This means that the
seat tilt cylinders will provide so much lifting force that the seat tilt angle may not be
increased if the chair is unoccupied or not occupied by an appropriately heavy person.
Furthermore, caution should be exercised when activating the Seat Tilt Handle
Actuator to decrease the seat tilt while the chair is unoccupied or occupied by a
person that is significantly lighter than the lifting capacity of the seat tilt cylinders,
since the seat may come out of tilt faster than expected.

If the chair is occupied by a person of an appropriate weight but the force of the seat tilt
cylinders cannot be overcome, the operator may choose to initially recline the backrest to
distribute the weight of the occupant further back relative to the seat and to gain a
mechanical advantage of the outstretched backrest to assist in compressing the seat tilt
cylinders. If this approach is used, care should be taken to ensure that the chair does not
tip backwards during the procedure from the extra weight applied to the rear of the chair.

If the chair needs to be put into an anterior tilt position, ensure that the legrest length is
adjusted to the shortest length, so that the legrest does not hit the ground when the seat is
moved into anterior tilt.




                                                              Seat Tilt Handle Actuator




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6.5    Backrest Recline Angle Adjustment
As with many other BRODA products the Backrest Recline Angle can be increased or
decreased on the BARI 385 by respectively pulling down or pulling up on the backrest
while activating the Backrest Recline Handle Actuator. The BARI 385 has a backrest
recline angle of 65 degrees.

There are, however, several notes to make regarding the BARI 385 backrest recline.
Since the BARI 385 is intended for use with heavier occupants, the lifting force of the
counterbalancing backrest recline cylinders have been selected appropriately. This means
that the backrest recline cylinders may provide so much lifting force that the backrest
recline angle may not be easily increased if the chair is unoccupied or not occupied by an
appropriately heavy person. If difficulty is encountered while either increasing or
decreasing the backrest recline angle the caster wheel locks and the middle wheel brake
lock should be activated to keep the chair stationary. By doing so the operator will be
able to push or pull the backrest with greater force and in the appropriate direction
without causing the entire chair to move.




                             Backrest Recline Handle Actuator




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6.6    Leg Rest Elevation Adjustment
As with many other BRODA products the Leg Rest Elevation can be increased or
decreased on the BARI 385 by respectively pulling up or pushing down on the leg rest
while activating the Leg Rest Elevation Handle Actuator.

There are, however, several notes to make regarding the BARI 385 leg rest elevation.
Since the BARI 385 is intended for use with heavier occupants, the lifting force of the
counterbalancing leg rest elevation cylinders have been selected appropriately. This
means that the leg rest elevation cylinders may provide so much lifting force that the leg
rest elevation may not be easily decreased if the chair is unoccupied or not occupied by
an appropriately heavy person. If difficulty is encountered while decreasing the leg rest
elevation, the operator may choose to increase the leg rest length to gain a mechanical
advantage offered by an outstretched leg rest to compress the leg rest elevation cylinders.
The elevating force offered by the leg rest will decrease significantly as the leg rest is
returned to an upright position.




                                 Leg Rest Elevation Handle Actuator




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6.7    Leg Rest Length Adjustment
The BARI 385 Leg Rest Length Adjustment is achieved by two spring-loaded detent
plungers which engage a series of holes in two parallel tubes to index and detain the leg
rest length. The Leg Rest Length Adjustment Handles are located behind the upper leg
rest and have been offset to the same side as the Leg Rest Elevation Handle Actuator to
facilitate their ease of use.

To adjust the leg rest length, the Leg Rest Length Adjustment Handles should be drawn
together to disengage the detent plungers and allow the lower leg rest assembly to slide
freely. Do not place fingers near the top of the detent plungers for it could create pinching.
The leg rest length can then be adjusted to the required length and the Leg Rest Length
Adjustment Handles released so that the detent plungers engage the appropriate hole for
the desired leg rest length. Always ensure that both detent plungers are engaged in the
appropriate indexing hole by attempting to move the lower leg rest assembly up and
down. Loading the leg rest without having the detent plungers engaged in their holes will
damage the leg rest sliding mechanism.

There are few suggestions to note to facilitate the ease of use of the leg rest length
adjustment. Should significant resistance be encountered while attempting to activate the
Leg Rest Length Adjustment Handles, remove any load being applied to the footrest and
leg rest that may be causing the indexing holes to be tightly pushed against the detent
plungers and preventing them from sliding out. By relieving the mechanism of any loads
the plungers should be free to slide. If during the course of adjusting the leg rest length,
the lower leg rest assembly should bind do not force it to move. Applying any excessive
force will only cause the binding to worsen and may permanently damage the sliding
mechanism. Simply remove any load being applied to the leg rest and hold the lower leg
rest assembly in the middle and move it from side to side while pushing the leg rest
sliders up to dislodge them. Holding the lower leg rest assembly in the middle ensures
that the leg rest is balanced and helps prevent the mechanism from binding.




                           Leg Rest Length Adjustment Handles




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6.8    Armrest Width and Fore-Aft Position Adjustment
Unique to the BARI 385 is the ability for the armrests to be positioned front-to-back and
side-to-side. This ability enables the effective seat width to be increase or decreased to
accommodate wide occupants while facilitating passage through standard size doorways
and also allows for comfortable leg positioning while voiding.

Three indexed armrest positions are provided. To move the armrest from one position to
another:

- Loosen both front and rear Hand Wheels

- Depress both front and rear Detent Pins simultaneously

- While depressing the pins, move the upper armrest assembly in a rotating motion to the
desired position.

- Once both detent pins engage, re-tighten both front and rear Hand Wheels. The armrests
may also be positioned in any non-indexed position, by moving the armrest to the desired
non-indexed position and tightening the Hand Wheels

There are several operational suggestions that should be noted. Always ensure that both
Hand Wheels are tightened prior to using or loading the armrest with the occupant. If the
Hand Wheels are not tightened, any transverse load applied to the armrest will be carried
by the detent pins, which will become crushed and will render them useless.

When depressing the detent pins, ensure that they are depressed fully into the tube. Even
prior to moving the armrest, ensure that the detent pins are not encountering any
resistance which could prevent them from recessing by removing any vertical and fore-aft
horizontal loads. This load-free state can be confirmed by loosely moving the armrest
fore and aft prior to swiveling the armrest. If the Detent Pins are even slightly raised
above the surface of the tube, they will prevent the armrest from moving freely. This is
the most common reason for the armrests malfunctioning.




         Detent Pin

                                                           Detent Pin



                                                        Hand Wheel
                                Hand Wheel


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Narrow-Forward               Wide-Middle               Narrow-Rearward




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6.9    Armrest Installation and Removal
The armrests on the BARI 385 may be removed completely to allow full side access to
the occupant.

To remove the armrests, loosen both front and rear Hand Wheels, and then
simultaneously depress both front and rear Detent Pins, located just underneath the
Armrest Sockets, while pulling the armrest assembly upwards. To install the armrests,
loosen both the front and rear Hand Wheels, and then align the front and rear Pivoting
Tubes with the Armrest Sockets while simultaneously depressing both front and rear
Detent Pins, this will allow the armrest assembly to fall into place. Ensure that both
Detent Pins are protruding from the underside of the Armrest Sockets and retighten both
front and rear Hand Wheels.

There are several operational hints that should be noted. Always remember to loosen the
Hand Wheels prior to removing or installing the armrests. When the Hand Wheels are
tightened the armrest assembly is under slight tension, this will translate into a
considerable amount of resistance when attempting to slide the Pivoting Tubes into or out
of the Armrest Sockets. To make it easier to depress the front and rear Detent Pins, while
simultaneously moving the armrest assembly upwards during removal, push upwards on
the bottoms of the front and rear Pivoting Tubes protruding from the bottom of the
Armrest Sockets while depressing the Detent Pins. This way one hand can be dedicated
to removing the front portion of the armrest assembly while the other hand can be
dedicated to removing the rear portion. By pushing upwards on the bottom of the
Pivoting Tubes while depressing the Detent Pins, the armrest assembly will be put into a
partially removed condition where the Detent Pins are inside the Armrest Sockets. From
this situation the armrest assembly can easily be pulled out with one hand.




                       Hand Wheel
                                                    Hand Wheel



                                                    Armrest Socket
                                Armrest Socket

                                                            Detent Pin



       Detent Pin               Pivoting Tube             Pivoting Tube


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6.10 Seat Pad Installation and Removal
The foam seat pad on the BARI 385 can be easily installed or removed.

To remove the seat pad, simply pull it up and away from the seat frame. To install the
seat pad, place it on the seat frame and align the Front Flange with the front of seat frame
and align the sides of the seat pad with the sides of the seat frame. When the seat pad and
seat frame are correctly aligned the seat pad will drop into place with all four Locating
Bosses engaging the seat frame components. Visually confirm that the bottom surface of
the seat pad is resting flat on the top surface of seat frame. The engagement of the
Locating Bosses with the seat frame is what keeps the seat pad from sliding, so it is
critical that the seat pad is correctly mated with the seat frame.




                                       Front Flange




                                        Locating Boss




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6.11 Bed Pan Installation
The following figures illustrate the steps needed to install the bed pan on the BARI 385.

   Guide Rails




         Bed Pan
                           Align the Bed Pan with the metal Guide Rails.




                           Rest the front of the Bed Pan on the metal Guide Rails.




                           Continue to push the Bed Pan underneath the seat.




                           When the Bed Pan is in position it will drop and lock in place




                           Confirm that the Bed Pan is locked. Installation is complete.

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6.12 Bed Pan Removal
The following figures illustrate the steps needed to remove the bed pan on the BARI 385.




                Bed Pan
                          Locate the rear of the Bed Pan at the back of the seat.




                          Lift the rear of the Bed Pan up by at least ½” to unlock it.




                          Pull back on the Bed Pan and slide it out from under the seat.




                          Grip the Bed Pan handle and continue to slide it back.




                          Slide it back until it is clear of the seat. Removal is complete.

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6.13 Middle Wheel Brake Lock Engagement and
Disengagement
Unique to the BARI 385 is a Middle Wheel Brake. The Middle Wheel Brake is of a self-
tightening configuration and although its function may imitate a wheel lock, it is not a
wheel lock. The Middle Wheel Brake is not intended to replace the use of the wheel locks
on the front and rear casters. It is available as an additional level of safety for the chair
and should always be used in conjunction with the caster wheel locks.

The Middle Wheel Brake may be locked or unlocked by the Brake Lock Foot Lever
located at the lower left rear corner of the chair. By depressing the Brake Lock Foot
Lever the Middle Wheel Brake is engaged. By lifting the Brake Lock Foot Lever the
Middle Wheel Brake is disengaged. If the Middle Wheel Brake does not seem to be fully
engaged when the Brake Lock Foot Lever is depressed, roll the chair backwards and this
will tighten the engagement of the braking elements onto the Middle Wheel. When
disengaging the Middle Wheel Brake, ensure that the Brake Lock Foot Lever is lifted
fully. It may also help the braking elements to disengage if the chair is rolled in the
opposite direction to their engagement while lifting up on the Brake Lock Foot Lever.
CAUTION: The emergency brake will stop the chair abruptly.




                                                                          Brake Lock Foot Lever




Unlocked Position             Locked Position Engaged (Down)              Middle Wheel Lock
Disengaged (Up)
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6.14 Hand Actuated Emergency Middle Wheel Brake Usage
Also unique to the BARI 385 is a Brake Handle Actuator for activating the Middle Wheel
Brake by hand. Since the Middle Wheel Brake is of a self-tightening design, if it is
activated while the chair is moving, it will engage very quickly and will bring the chair to
a very rapid stop. The Brake Handle Actuator is to be used only in emergency situations
and as a last resort should the operator loose control of a fully loaded occupied chair.




                            Brake Handle Actuator




          Locked Engaged                            Unlocked Disengaged
              (Down)                                       (Up)



To activate the Middle Wheel Brake by hand, pull the Brake Handle Actuator while the
chair is moving in a forwards or backwards direction. It is important that the chair is
actually in motion when the Brake Handle Actuator is pulled or else the brake elements
may not fully engage the Middle Wheel. When pulling the Brake Handle Actuator, do so
in a single quick deliberate movement until it cannot be squeezed any further. If it is
squeezed slowly, the left and right brake elements may not engage the Middle Wheels
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evenly and may cause the chair to swerve unexpectedly. This may create an especially
dangerous situation when ascending or descending a slope, or when braking in confined
areas. If performed correctly, the Brake Lock Foot Lever will drop during this operation
and will lock the brakes in their engaged state. This is a failsafe measure to ensure that
the brakes remain engaged should the operator need to temporarily remove their hand
from the Brake Handle Actuator after the chair is stopped. Although the Middle Wheel
Brakes will lock when the Brake Handle Actuator is activated it is not intended to replace
the use of the Brake Lock Foot Lever, and it is strongly recommended that the Brake
Lock Foot Lever is always pushed down to ensure that the Middle Wheel Brakes are
indeed locked in place. If the Middle Wheel Brakes are used on a slope always remember
to apply all the caster wheel locks in addition to depressing the Brake Lock Foot Lever
prior to abandoning the chair.

To deactivate the Middle Wheel Brake, lift the Brake Lock Foot Lever in a quick and
deliberate movement. Depending on the amount the braking elements are engaged, the
chair may need to be rolled in the opposite direction to when the brake was first engaged
while lifting up on the Brake Lock Foot Lever.




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6.15 Middle Wheel Brake Adjustment
There are many adjustment points on the BARI 385 Middle Wheel Brake Assembly and
should only be adjusted if absolutely required. If the brake components are not adjusted
correctly and thoroughly tested after adjustments are made, the brake may not function
correctly or consistently. It is important to note that all brake component pivot points
should be tightened such that they are free to move without significant resistance. If there
is too much resistance at the pivot points the Middle Wheel Brake will not operate
correctly.

The following table is a summary of the four key adjustments that may be made to the
Middle Wheel Brake if absolutely required. All adjustment points are secured with a jam
nut that should be loosened prior to adjustment and retightened afterwards.

Adjustment Point                        Purpose
Brake Return Stroke Limiter             Controls the floating rest position of the front brake assembly
                                        and consequently the rear brake assembly
Brake Lock Limiter                      Controls the locking depth of the Brake Lock Foot Lever and
                                        consequently the engagement depth of the brake when locked
Forward Brake Element (Left/Right)      Controls the engagement sensitivity and the evenness of
                                        engagement of the left and right brake elements for the forward
                                        braking direction
Rearward Brake Element (Left/Right)     Controls the engagement sensitivity and the evenness of
                                        engagement of the left and right brake elements for the rearward
                                        braking direction




                                               Brake Return Stroke Limiter


                                               Brake Lock Limiter




                                         Rearward Brake Element




                                      Forward Brake Element




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